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Songs The Best Ray Charles Songs  

Clark Benson
156 votes 24 voters

List Rules Studio songs performed by Ray Charles (but not necessarily written by Charles).

Ray Charles songs, ranked by fan votes. Ray Charles was one of the most important musical artists of the twentieth century, crossing over between R&B, gospel, and even country and western - and thus becoming one of the inventors of soul music. Blind since the age of seven, Charles started releasing music in 1949 and became one of the best selling singers of the 1950s and 1960s. After that, he was viewed as an elder statesman, collaborating with the likes of Van Morrison, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, and more, up until his death in 2004. Ray, a posthumous biopic released after Charles passed, was both a commercial success as well as an Oscar nominee and winner.

Some of Ray Charles's classic tracks include "Hit The Road Jack," "Unchain My Heart," "Busted," and "I've Got A Woman," but this list goes much deeper than just the big hits. 

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Ray Charles

2
8 1
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Unchain My Heart Ray Charles

3
8 1
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What'd I Say Ray Charles

4
7 1
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I Got A Woman Ray Charles

5
6 1
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Ray Charles

6
5 1
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Busted Ray Charles

7
4 0
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8
4 0
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America the Beautiful Ray Charles

9
4 0
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Ray Charles

10
4 1
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A Fool For You Ray Charles

11
3 0
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I Don't Need No Doctor Ray Charles

12
4 2
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Together Again Ray Charles

13
4 2
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Ray Charles

14
4 2
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My Bonnie Ray Charles

15
3 1
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Mess Around Ray Charles

16
3 1
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17
2 0
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But On The Other Hand Baby Ray Charles

18
2 0
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Don't Set Me Free Ray Charles

19
2 0
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Hallelujah I Love You Ray Charles

20
2 0
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I Got News for You Ray Charles

21
2 0
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Sticks and Stones Ray Charles

22
2 0
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Ray Charles

23
2 0
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Ray Charles

24
2 0
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You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles

25
2 0
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I'll Be Good to You Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan